One of Brian’s Favorite Quotes
Order derived through submission and maintained by terror is not much of a safe guaranty; yet that is the only order that governments have ever maintained. True social harmony grows naturally out of solidarity of interests. In a society where those who always work never have anything, while those who never work enjoy everything, solidarity of interests is non-existent; hence social harmony is but a myth…. Thus the entire arsenal of governments–laws, police, soldiers, the courts, legislatures, prisons–is strenuously engaged in harmonizing the most antagonistic elements in society.”
— Emma Goldman
How LinkedIn Saved Its Engineers From Marathon Late-Night Coding Sessions
Robert Libetti/ Business Insider
LinkedIn is a favored company among tech investors. It had a massive IPO, lived up to expectations afterwards, and
That doesn’t mean there haven’t been some bumps along the way.
The most successful companies are able to avoid that.
LinkedIn’s top engineers also realized despite the fact that Silicon Valley’s culture glorifies late night coding sessions and all night bug fixes, it’s not actually an efficient way to do things.
When someone has to take heroic efforts, they’re usually making up for an issue somewhere else. It’s better to fix problems early and at the root than to continue to expect the impossible.
LinkedIn engineer Jay Kreps that he misses some of the bonding from those late nights, but certainly doesn’t miss the sleep deprivation.